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220 PSU I want to buy a graphics card?


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#1 pinoyzoi

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:57 AM

eMachines Black EL1852G-52w Is my computer. It has a power supply of 220w, and graphics cards require usually more than that.
So obviously most people would say that i should upgrade my psu, but i won't do it.
So i want to know what's the best graphics card i can get for my computer?
Also, please suggest me an actual video card instead of telling me to upgrade my PSU thanks

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

Is there reason why you want to upgrade your graphics card? The onboard graphics should be fine for most tasks except for gaming.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

I just want to play league of legends. I can run it fine, but my onboard graphics is bootlegging my fps etc.
I do not occasionally play any other PC games besides Counter-strike Source/TF2 and that's about it.

Thanks for looking up my post!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:56 AM

GIGABYTE GV-R645OC-1GI Radeon HD 6450 1GB - $52

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

^ Hmmm, the above card requires a min. 350W PSU (ATI recommends 400W) to run well (long term reliability).

@pinoyzoi

If you have a few graphic cards in mind, you might want to try the calculator tool below to determine your system's total power consumption and headroom for loss in efficiency/capacitor aging.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

I doubt if your 220W PSU is 220W of "Continuous Power", as opposed to it being the Peak Rating. You also need to consider the Amperage on the +12V rail.

So if you still wish to keep the PSU, I would recommend an entry level, 5 series low-profile card from ATI.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

Besides the PSU situation, has anyone looked at the internal layout of that case? http://www.geeks.com/largePic_All.asp?InvtId=EL1852G-52W-FB-R&Pic=EL1852G-52W-FB-R-soft.jpg

Any card you use will be a squeeze and I won't get into cooling. Best to have a look and see what sort of clearance you have. An HD 6450 pulls 30 watts max, so it might not be a system killer, but those stock Emachine PSUs aren't any bigger (or reliable) than they have to be.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Man, the back I/O ports looks pretty basic and empty :blink: There isn't much you can do but change out the case but that requires the power supply to be changed which the OP doesn't want to do.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. I really just want to play League of Legends. I already run the game high settings but only at 24fps with a few decreases to 20fps. I am pretty sure the integrated graphics card is bootlegging my system performance but I am pretty satisfied playing the game with my new computer. I will think about getting a very low profile card or just forget about getting a graphics card and continue with integ. graphics.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

check your system requirements-your graphics may not be the only bottleneck on that machine.

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